The Genius of Beethoven

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Arts, Biography Documentary published by BBC in 2007 - English narration

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A three-part drama-documentary series about Ludwig van Beethoven presented by conductor Charles Hazlewood. It takes eyewitness accounts of the composer's tragic life and weaves them into analysis of his groundbreaking music.

[edit] The Rebel

Written and Directed by Ursula MacFarlane.

This first programme looks at Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and 2nd Symphony, and charts his turbulent early years as a pianist and composer in Vienna, after having rejected his abusive alcoholic father.

[edit] Love and Loss

Written and Directed by Damon Thomas.

The music of Beethoven's creative middle years is explored, alongside the dramatised
recollections of his family and friends. In this period he wrote five symphonies, four concertos,
and his only opera - Fidelio.

[edit] Faith and Fury

Written and Directed by Francesca Kemp.

Beethoven again revolutionises musical composition with works such as the Hammerklavier
Sonata, the Missa Solemnis, the 9th Symphony and the baffling late string quartets - all composed when
he was profoundly deaf.

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